Too intimidated to drop by the gym? Know your sutff minus the anxiety. Youtube influencer Stephi Nguyen shares her killer workout using our Belus resistance bands in purple. If it’s too difficult with the resistance bands, you can start off without them first and let your body get used to the movements. These exercises will perfectly target your lower body. You can start using the bands on your second week. By then, your muscle memory should already be familiarized with these exercises.
Stephi Nguyen’s Workout Routine
Start slow. For beginners, try each exercise with the standard ratio: 10 reps x 3 sets each.
- Standing Kickbacks
- Jump Squats
- Crab Walks
- Elevated Hip Thrusts
- Single Leg Elevated Hip Thrusts
- Crossover Kickbacks
- Fire Hydrants
Stephi uses resistance bands on most of the exercises in this routine. One of the many benefits of using resistance bands is that it is a great way to ensure proper posture when performing these exercises (or any other exercises that build your glutes, hamstrings and thighs). The resistance from the bands allows one’s body to be more conscious of its form. Oftentimes, fitness enthusiasts, both pros and newbies alike, commit the same mistake when using body weight and heavy weights for exercises: as their muscles enter a state of muscle fatigue, some compromise their form to complete the number of reps remaining.
It is better to familiarize yourself with the proper form first. Afterwards, when you feel you’re ready to step it up and take it to the next level, you can incorporate using resistance bands with these exercises. Contrary to not using exercise bands, you’ll feel the burn within the first set. When using the bands, you’ll notice how frequent your knees extend beyond your toes when doing squats. Thus, preventing yourself from executing improper form.